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The Petersburg Campaign: Volume 1

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The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864

Edwin C. Bearss, Bryce A. Suderow

Format: Hardcover, 456 pages
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-090-3
eBook: 978-1-611210-91-0
On Sale: September 2012

6x9, 23 maps, 51 photos, index, biblio, appendices, d.j.

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The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months. This important — many would say decisive — fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June – August 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium. Read More...



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About the Author

Edwin C. Bearss

Edwin C. Bearss is a world-renowned military historian, author, and tour guide known for his work on the American Civil War and World War II. Ed, a former WWII Marine wounded in the Pacific Theater, served as Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1981 to 1994 and is the author of dozens Read More...


Bryce A. Suderow

Bryce A. Suderow is a Civil War writer and researcher living in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s at Knox College and earned a master’s in American history at Sonoma State University. Read More...


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